Florence Meier Chase

Tumble Through the Trapdoor #OTD It was on this day in 1978 that the botanist Florence Meier Chase died. Meier studied the relationship between sunlight and algae at the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL), a part of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory(SAO). Meier and her fellow botanists used rooms in the tower and basement of the Smithsonian Castle…

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